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>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is continuing to make news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoc
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
heard around the world. rupert murdoch's wife, of course, fending off that attacker. tonight, there's a facebook fan page. and as our bianna golodryga reports tonight, husbands all over are asking, honey, would you to that for me? >> reporter: who needs a body guard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescsc. the right hook seen around the world. chef was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob to the ham-burglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, his third wife is a former volleyball champ. >> look at that. just throws the guy. >> reporter: and today, across america, the inevitable would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not murdoch, i'm good with that. >> i think she should protect me. you know? >> reporter: are you offended? >> a little bit. >> reporter: if this was a kid or a pair of nice shoes, what do you think? >>
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal spreads to the u.s.s >>> the inspired americans of all age, team usa comes home. y all age, team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area, yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller who has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an eight-hour shift but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but could be reinstated if he completes the required programs. >>> this is just the latest of what is a half dozens depths involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of
surrounding rupert murdoch, the media mogul. >> an internet site that you visit every day that could woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to samo some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there'sn@n@easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or momore on caininsurance. >>> texting our top stories at 5:14. people are wondering where casey anthony is a day after she walked out of a florida jail after nearly three years behind bars. she sped away reportedly to a complain-- a plane owned by one of her attorneys. >>> a gunman shot two teenagers in bladensburg. the victims were shot at the ottawa the apartment complex on 57th avenue. they are expected to survive. police believe its attemptthe result of an attempted robbery. >>> a + crashed in western new york. it may have been the results of a tire blowout. -- a tour bus crashed. >>> two people died when a gunman opened fire on a subway train in santiago, chile. the man boarded
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lulued. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
three military lawyers to represent him instead. >>> media moug angle rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. this morning after testifying about the phone-hacking scandal in london. the british prime minister then took murdoch's place. >> reporter: the british. they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- aah -- >> reporter: facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now-tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. [ jeering ] >> reporter: they call this a debate. but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel, it's better for their health and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime mi
against james murdoch, the son of media mogul rupert murdoch. the testimony he gave british lawmakers on tuesday about the ongoing phone hacking and bribery scandal is being questioned by a former adviser, among others. they say murdoch knew about the extent of the hacking years ago and that there's e-mail evidence to back that up. >>> a california judge is telling lindsay lohan to get cracking on her community service. lohan was told yesterday that she needs to complete 480 hours of service by next april and there will be no extension. also, lohan was told she must enroll in psychological counselling. she has to complete three anti-shoplifting classes by her next court appearance in october. >>> do you own apple stock? if you do you'll like this story. apple is on the verge of becoming the world's most valuable company. with more than 6 billion in cash on hand, the company may be looking to buy the online video service hulu. neal karlinsky reports. >> reporter: there's the ecocomy that we all live and breathe. stagnant growth and lingering unemployment. and then there's apple. >> app
index picked up 44. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in mode. his paper news of the world folded for good yesterday. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after the second weekend, it took in $260 million. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $1 million. >>> the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. and he did that this weekend. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get upgraded and united has named a plane after him. pretty impressive. does he have to pay the baggage fees? >> he told npr he used to be so scared of flying he couldn't get on a plane, now he can't get off a plane. >>> now, next on this monday -- a boy falls 40 feet down a well and his dad springs into action. >> i
murdochened his son james are scheduled to appear for british house of xhons. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue t t lead hs company or even keep it together. >>> now for this morning's weather from around the nation. on top of that scorching heat, gusty winds, hail and flash flooding from minneapolis to new york down to d.c. pop-up showers in south florida around houston. little rock. a wet day in the pacific northwest. rain from new mexico to wyoming. >> phoenix,ing, things are hooting up to 108. 91 here in new york. 88 in miami. 89 in new orleans as well. >> some of that rain is looking pretty good right now. >> yeah. >> i could get caught in a storm today. >>> coming up -- harry potter's half-billion dollar weekend. >>> new duties for duke and duchess. >>> and a collapse at rock 'n roll concert, sending people running for their lives. !!!xhc=? >>> ford ceo says that there an economic recovery in your future. he said that the improving economy is the result of decreasing oil prices and moving beyond the japanese earthquake. he also says that manufacturing is the foundatio
questions about what rupert murdoch's son knew about phone hacking by reporterst the now closed newspaper "news of the world." on tuesday james murdoch told british lawmakers he was unaware of the full extent of the illegal behavior but one of his former advisers and a former editor says that's not true and that e-mail evidence shows murdoch likely knew about it all years ago. >> officials are forcibly medicating jared loughner, the suspect in january's shooting rampage. his attorneys claim that violates a court order not to do so. the involuntary treatment began monday after it was decided that loughner was an immediate danger to himself. >>> as much of the nation tries to cool down, one pennsylvania county is actually turning the ac off. officials in bucks county near philadelphia held meetings outdoors as they tried out what's being called a power curtailment program. the plan is to save $250,000 by turning off the ac on certain days. needless to say those employees are not too happy, not to mention extremely hot. >> i cannot even imagine. the reasononhy taking a look at the weather f
from corpus christi, thanks for that. >>> the phone hacking scandal rocking rupert murdoch's british newspapers may be reaching across the atlantic. reporters at the murdoch owned "new york post" have been told to hold on to any documents that may be related to phone hacking or paying off british police. >>> finally an early pardon for one lucky turkey. veterinarians are treating a turkey who fell off a poultry truck. the 45-pound bird has been nicknamed miss november but miss november is expected to end up on a farm sanctuary to live peacefully for the rest of her life. i have a non sequitur. you know how fast a turkey can run. >> i don't know. >> no. >> 35 miles an hour. isn't that interesting? >> not after falling off the back of a truck. >> that's the best-looking miss november i have seen in a long time. >> that's not the best i've seen in a long time. >> we'll talk about that later. time now for the weather and casey curry from abc . i wanted to say houston because that's my favorite town. >> we do love it. good morning, bianna. let's quickly get you an update on tropical storm
. >>> the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire has now spread to the unitete states. congressional lawmakers are asking the fbi to investigate whether murdoch's newspapers tried to hack into the phone records of september 11th victims. today a ninth man was now arrested in connection with phone hacking at the "news of the world." this time it was a top editor. >>> in india's financial capital mumbai is on high alert after three bombings rocked the city at rush hour. investigators are combing debris trying to determine which terror group is behind the attack, which killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 140. >>> and new evidence this morning that any recovery in the housing market is still a long way off. foreclosure activity actually rose by 4% last month compared to may. now analysts expect at least 800,000 homes will be repossessed this year alone. they say that number would be far higher, but banks are actually backed up trying to process all thehe defaults. >>> and finally, the academy awards of theports world. they are espn's espy awards complete with red carpet fashi
. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery scandal. that's according to "the wall street journal" which murdoch also owns. it says the company is already looking for potential buyers for the son and "times" of london. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. as you're about to see, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. this takes it to a new level. >> there's no sound like a real screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the shark just bucks and i cannot get enough leverage to do anything about it so it just flipped me instantly and i was in the water. >> reporter: overboard you can see the shark dangero
trillion in cuts. >>> the bribery scandal surrounding rupert murdoch, former executives are coming forward claiming murdoch's son misled parliament during his testimony when he claimed he was unaware of the scope of illegal activity and says there's e-mail evidence proving otherwise and british lawmakers are asking police to investigate. >>> finally, we told you earlier this week about gold prices going through the roof. well, it seems we prompted a new gold rush in california. investors are putting up $20 million to re-open a mine for gold in the same air athat saw the original california gold rush in the 1840s and estimate there's up to a billion dollars worth of gold still buried there and hope to pour their first bar of gold next summer. at $1,600 an ounce you canunder stand why they're hot for gold once again. lara? >> all right, guys. it is as hot here in central park as our pop heat index. 27 million people think this first one is pretty insane. it is a video that has gone viral. it's in australia. two small dogs are using their -- well, their herds skills to try to gather a group o
scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. cnn anchor piers morgan now defending himself against accusations he knew about illegal phone hacking when he was editor at two paper, one of them owned by murdoch. abc's nick watt has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tide of scandal is now lapping at the well-pressed pant cuffs of the man who took larry king's chair and the america's got talent self-proclaimed loud mouth. because before all that -- >> two major british newspapers for 11 years. >> reporter: and listen carefully to this recently unearthed interview. >> and what about this nice middle class boy who would have to be dealing with i mean essentially people who rake through bin ladens for livings and take secret photographs and nasty down in the gutter stuff. >> well, to be honest, to put that in perspective. not a lot of it was done. a lot was done by third parties rather than the staff itself. that's not to defend it because you were running the results of their work. >> reporter: morgan refused to speak to us but did speak to his own network, cnn. >> for the
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